Oral Answers to Questions — War Criminals (Punishment)

– in the House of Commons on 14th October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the proposed United National Commission to deal with the problem of war criminals will be empowered to collect evidence about and indict such Nazi leaders as Hitler, Goering, Goebbels and Himmler?

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull South West

The proposed United Nations Commission for the investigation of war crimes is intended to be a fact-finding body. As such its function would be to record the evidence submitted to it by the Governments concerned against all individuals responsible, whether as ringleaders or as actual perpetrators, for the commission of atrocities. It will be open to the Governments concerned to submit to the Commission any such evidence against the persons so responsible whoever they may be.